Lord of the Flies

Once upon a time, long long ago, young aabicus made up his mind that he was ready to buy an unusual hat. He’d recently unboxed an Orbiting Lantern Officer’s Ushanka and sold it for $200 through Paypal, so he felt comfortable dropping some of that on a replacement unusual for a class he actually plays. Which hat was a no-brainer; my beloved Prussian Picklehaube was the first hat the game had ever dropped, and it sat proudly on my medic’s head ever since. But what particle effect? There were so many, and I had to weigh the pros and cons… [Continue Reading]

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Unusuals – a Thought, Part 3…

I’ve discussed this before. Not once, but twice actually, which is why this is part 3. Last time round, I was discussing how I quite liked unusuals but felt they weren’t worth the effort and my main point was that unusuals were a small step on the wealth ladder. Have my opinions changed? Um, I’m not sure. Let’s get this out of the way, I still haven’t unboxed an unusual. I probably never will. I do one or two crates whenever there’s a TF2 event thingy going on and that’s about it. I struck lucky this Halloween, buying one crate… [Continue Reading]

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Unusuals – a Thought, Part 2

Like a lot of my work, I don’t often feel that I’ll bother writing a part 2, since my best work is normally a one-off thing that can’t be repeated. But on Tuesday, the 4th of February, I purchased my first non-Medic unusual, and the fourth unusual I’ve ever bought. That prompted me to write a new article. Related posts: Unusuals – a Thought, Part 3… Headshot-Avoiding Unusuals Mad Metal Team Fortress 2 update, 17/09/14 Getting rid of 2 years worth of memories.

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